Times are changing around us; we're living in what feels like a liminal space, for many of us. It's a world full of emotions, and as an empath, I've been tumbling through those emotional waves for months. I think we all have.
But, life is continuing on, time isn't stopping, and at Rhythm & Bones Press, we are growing and changing too. If the quarantine and pandemic has done one thing, it has inspired us to re-envision, rebuild and grow anew. As a press that forges trauma into art (shout out to Cliff Brooks & Michael Amidei of 'This Business of Music & Poetry' for coining that phrase with us on our recent podcast), it's a time we feel we must make our presence known all the more. The world is in turmoil, and we are here for our community, working to keep providing art to everyone, in a time when it feels more important than ever.
[Did you see our new logo designed by Stuart Buck (above)?! He's incredible. We are truly so pleased.]
With all of that being said, we have many exciting announcements to make this week! We are gearing up for our second anniversary of becoming a tiny lit mag in June 2018, and have much in store by way of celebration. We will begin with this very exciting announcement: we are expanding!
Everyone please welcome the first addition to our team, K Weber!
K is joining us as our brand new Reviews Editor! She will be working with us to publish reviews on books recently released from other small presses, forming a stronger community and support system. We've already lined her up with some very exciting projects, so keep an eye out for reviews and more to come!
We also hope, with this role, to gain more relationships with presses, expand our reach, and steer our book features and reviews toward a mission of highlighting important books and providing a more inclusive community and web of support.
For those who don't know her, a little bit about K!
K Weber is thrilled to have poetry, photography, essays and reviews featured in a variety of print and electronic publications. She earned her BA in Creative Writing from Miami University where she was also the editor of the undergraduate literary magazine, Inklings. This Ohio poet has self-published 5 online chapbooks with audio versions since 2003. Her most recent effort, THIS ASSEMBLY, involved collaborating with 165 people to create a collection of poems that incorporated donated words. K is also an editorial assistant for Nightingale & Sparrow. Find all of her e-books/audiobooks for free, as well as her full publishing credits and other information at: kweberandherwords.wordpress.com
You can also listen to a recent birthday podcast she did here (such a treat)!
Follow K on Twitter for more updates: kwandherwords
“Scream into my Mouth as a Waterfall” by C. Aloysius Mariotti, reviewed by K Weber.
“Dawn’s Fool” by Kyla Houbolt, reviewed by K Weber.
AREAS OF REVIEW INTEREST AT PRESENT:
*Full-Length Poetry Books
(Always open to more categories in the future!)
If you're interested in hearing more from us about our reviews policy, you can find more at our submissions page, or contact us. We are excited to bring K on board and so grateful to her for the amazing enthusiasm and ideas she brings to us already!
Welcome, K! Thank you for joining our family.
~ Tianna G. Hansen, book midwife, founder/EIC
Rhythm & Bones Press